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sitz bath

[sits, zits]
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noun
  1. a chairlike bathtub in which the thighs and hips are immersed in warm water, usually as part of a therapeutic treatment.
  2. the bath so taken.
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Origin of sitz bath

1840–50; half adoption, half translation of German Sitzbad, equivalent to sitz(en) to sit1 + Bad bath1
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British Dictionary definitions for sitz bath

sitz bath

noun
  1. a bath in which the buttocks and hips are immersed in hot water, esp for therapeutic effects, as after perineal or pelvic surgery
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Word Origin for sitz bath

half translation of German Sitzbad, from Sitz seat + Bad bath 1
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sitz bath in Medicine

sitz bath

(sĭts, zĭts)
n.
  1. A device shaped like a chair in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only the hips and buttocks.
  2. A bath taken in such a device especially for therapeutic reasons.
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