Sitz-bath meaning

sĭts, zĭts
A bathtub shaped like a chair in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only the hips and buttocks.
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A bath taken in such a tub especially for therapeutic reasons.
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A bath in which only the hips and buttocks are immersed, usually for therapy.
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A tub or basin used for such a bath.
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A bathtub shaped like a chair in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only the hips and buttocks.
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A bath taken in such a tub especially for therapeutic reasons.
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A hydrotherapeutic bath taken in a sitting position.
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Origin of sitz-bath

  • Partial translation of German Sitzbad Sitz act of sitting (from sitzen to sit) (from Middle High German) (from Old High German sizzen sed- in Indo-European roots) Bad bath

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition