from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of putting or storing in a tank.
- n. The amount that a tank can hold.
- n. A fee for tank storage.
- n. Animal residues that remain after rendering fat in a slaughterhouse, used for fertilizer or feed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. storage in a tank
- n. the amount that a tank (or tanks) can hold
- n. the charge for such storage
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of putting or storing in tanks.
- n. Fees charged for storage in tanks.
- n. The capacity or contents of a tank or tanks.
- n. Waste matter from tanks; esp., the dried nitrogenous residue from tanks in which fat has been rendered, used as a fertilizer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The undissolved solids which settle to the bottom of the tank in which animal garbage is boiled with water, the grease being removed by skimming and the tank-water drawn off. (See tank-water.) Tankage is used in the manufacture of mixed fertilizers.
- n. The act or process of storing oil, etc., in a tank; also, the price charged or paid for storage in a tank; the capacity of a tank or tanks; quantity, as of oil, that may be in a tank or tanks.
- n. The waste residue deposited in lixiviating-vats or in tanks in which fat is rendered. The latter product, dried, is much used as a fertilizer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of storing in tanks
- n. the quantity contained in (or the capacity of) a tank or tanks
- n. the charge for storing something in tanks
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