- a chairlike bathtub in which the thighs and hips are immersed in warm water, usually as part of a therapeutic treatment.
- the bath so taken.
Origin of sitz bath
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- a bath in which the buttocks and hips are immersed in hot water, esp for therapeutic effects, as after perineal or pelvic surgery
half translation of German Sitzbad, from Sitz seat + Bad bath 1
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- A device shaped like a chair in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only the hips and buttocks.
- A bath taken in such a device especially for therapeutic reasons.
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