Meaning of VAT in English


/vat/ , n. , v. , vatted, vatting .


1. a large container, as a tub or tank, used for storing or holding liquids: a wine vat.

2. Chem.

a. a preparation containing an insoluble dye converted by reduction into a soluble leuco base.

b. a vessel containing such a preparation.


3. to put into or treat in a vat.

[ bef. 1100; ME (south); OE faet vessel; c. ON fat vessel, G Fass keg ]

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