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 for Vat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vat \Vat\ (v[a^]t), n. [A dialectic form for fat, OE. fat, AS.
     f[ae]t; akin to D. vat, OS. fat, G. fass, OHG. faz, Icel. &
     Sw. fat, Dan. fad, Lith. p[*u]das a pot, and probably to G.
     fassen to seize, to contain, OHG. fazz[=o]n, D. vatten. Cf.
     Fat a vat.]
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     1. A large vessel, cistern, or tub, especially one used for
        holding liquors in an immature state, chemical
        preparations for dyeing, or for tanning, or for tanning
        leather, or the like.
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              Let him produce his vats and tubs, in opposition to
              heaps of arms and standards.          --Addison.
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     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
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     Note: The old Dutch grain vat averaged 0.762 Winchester
           bushel. The old London coal vat contained 9 bushels.
           The solid-measurement vat of Amsterdam contains 40
           cubic feet; the wine vat, 241.57 imperial gallons, and
           the vat for olive oil, 225.45 imperial gallons.
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     3. (Metal.)
        (a) A wooden tub for washing ores and mineral substances
        (b) A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining
            furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry.
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     4. (R. C. Ch.) A vessel for holding holy water.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vat \Vat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vatted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To put or transfer into a vat.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price
           before taxes and its cost of production [syn: VAT,
           value-added tax, ad valorem tax]
      2: a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids [syn:
         tub, vat]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "vat":
     archives, armory, arsenal, attic, bank, basement, bay, bin,
     bonded warehouse, bookcase, box, bunker, buttery, cargo dock,
     cellar, chest, closet, conservatory, crate, crib, cupboard,
     depository, depot, dock, drawer, dump, exchequer, glory hole,
     godown, hold, hutch, library, locker, lumber room, lumberyard,
     magasin, magazine, rack, repertory, repository, reservoir, rick,
     shelf, stack, stack room, stock room, storage, store, storehouse,
     storeroom, supply base, supply depot, tank, treasure house,
     treasure room, treasury, vault, warehouse, wine cellar

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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