- 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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Let her take a sitz-bath of warm water, considerably salted.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners
Enamelled bath-tub, separate room for a shower, and a sitz-bath!A Son Of The Sun
Ordered, when in sitz-bath the upper part of the body to be well rubbed.
At night, a rubbing-sheet but no sitz-bath, as it is too late to walk after it.
Noon, douche, rubbing-sheet and sitz-bath; afternoon, packing-sheet and bath.
- 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
Word Origin and History for sitz-bath
1849, a hybrid, from German Sitzbad, literally "bath in a sitting position," with English bath for German Bad.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
sitz bath(sĭts, zĭts)
- 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.