[ sits, zits ]
/ sɪts, zɪts /
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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.
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How to use sitz bath in a sentence
Sitz-bath, sitz′-bth, n. a hip-bath: a tub adapted for such.
Waring reports good results in amenorrhœa, adding a handful of the bruised seeds to a hot sitz-bath.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines|T. H. Pardo de Tavera
If a sitz bath-tub is in the house it may be used to great advantage in these cases.
The cure will be hastened by employing a sitz-bath (sitting in a tub of hot water, or in a bath-tub).
A sitz bath is a bath taken in the sitting position with the water reaching to the waist line.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)|W. Grant Hague, M.D.
British Dictionary definitions for sitz bath
/ (sɪts, zɪts) /
a bath in which the buttocks and hips are immersed in hot water, esp for therapeutic effects, as after perineal or pelvic surgery
Word Origin for sitz bath
half translation of German Sitzbad, from Sitz seat + Bad bath 1
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