sitz-bath

sitz bath

[sits, zits]
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.

Origin:
1840–50; half adoption, half translation of German Sitzbad, equivalent to sitz(en) to sit1 + Bad bath1

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sitz bath (sɪts, zɪts)
 
n
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 Sitzseat + Bad bath1]

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sitz-bath
1849, a hybrid, from Ger. Sitzbad, lit. "bath in a sitting position," with Eng. bath for Ger. Bad.
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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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