There are 2 definitions of VAT in English:

VAT

Syllabification: VAT
Pronunciation: /vat
 
 
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abbreviation

  • Value added tax.

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There are 2 definitions of VAT in English:

vat

Syllabification: vat

noun

  • 1A large tank or tub used to hold liquid, especially in industry: a vat of hot tar
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    • Because of a faulty rail, he fell into a vat of boiling liquid and died three weeks later from his burns.
    • Called Raspberry Tart Ale, it introduces Oregon raspberries to the brew which is then fermented spontaneously in large oak vats, giving this liquid dessert incredible color and bouquet.
    • A man who was so sure he would die after falling into a vat of caustic soda that he drew up his will is now recovering at home with his wife
    Synonyms
    tub, tank, cistern, barrel, cask, tun, drum, basin; vessel, receptacle, container, holder, reservoir
  • 2 (also vat dye) A water-insoluble dye, such as indigo, that is applied to a fabric in a reducing bath, which converts it to a soluble form, the color being obtained on subsequent oxidation in the fabric fibers.
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    • But she said people like the natural vat dyes better, such as indigofera, morinda fruit and root, cashew leaf and teak.
    • Other indirect dyes, including vat dyes and sulfur dyes, are insoluble in water.

verb (vats, vatting, vatted)

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  • Place or treat in a vat.
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    • To mark its 175th anniversary, Talisker is issuing a limited edition, specially vatted malt from a few carefully selected casks.
    • The factory held three or four bonded warehouses, administrative offices, a bottling plant, a small cooperage, and an enormous vatting and blending operation.
    • The last own label whisky I tasted from Asda was awful, but this vatted Islay (a mixture from several distilleries, though they're not saying which) is faultless in quality and price. -

Origin

Middle English: southern and western English dialect variant of obsolete fat 'container', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vat and German Fass.

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