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Definition of vat:

  1. A large vessel, cistern, or tub, especially one used for holding in an immature state, chemical preparations for dyeing, or for tanning, or for tanning leather, or the like.
  2. A measure for liquids, and also a dry measure; especially, a liquid measure in Belgium and Holland, corresponding to the hectoliter of the metric system, which contains 22. 01 imperial gallons, or 26. 4 standard gallons in the United States.
  3. A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry.
  4. A vessel for holding holy water.
  5. A wooden tub for washing ores and mineral substances in.
  6. To put or transfer into a vat.

Synonyms:

capitation, salt pit, customs, CGT, ad valorem tax, atomizer, bath, corporate tax, butt, bathing tub, corporation tax, aerosol, back tax, tubful, direct tax, tub, value-added tax, ampoule, death tax, carbon tax, capital gains tax.

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