sitz bath
noun Etymology: part translation of German Sitzbad, from Sitz act of sitting + Bad bath Date: 1847 a tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture; also a bath so taken especially therapeutically

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  • Sitz bath — [G. sitzbad.] A tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture; also, a bath so taken; a hip bath. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sitz bath — sits n 1) a tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture 2) a bath in which the hips and buttocks are immersed in hot water for the therapeutic effect of moist heat in the perineal and anal regions * * * a fairly shallow hip bath in which the… …   Medical dictionary

  • sitz bath — sitz′ bath [[t]sɪts, zɪts[/t]] n. 1) med a chairlike bathtub in which the thighs and hips are immersed in warm water 2) med a therapeutic bath so taken • Etymology: 1840–50; half trans. of G Sitzbad=sitz(en) to sit+Bad bath I …   From formal English to slang

  • sitz bath — [sits, zits] n. [partial transl. of Ger sitzbad < sitz, a seat, sitting (< sitzen, SIT) + bad, BATH1] 1. a bath in which only the hips and buttocks are immersed, usually for therapy 2. a tub or basin used for such a bath …   English World dictionary

  • sitz-bath — 1849, a hybrid, from Ger. Sitzbad, lit. bath in a sitting position, with Eng. BATH (Cf. bath) for Ger. Bad …   Etymology dictionary

  • sitz bath — [ sıts ,bæθ ] noun count AMERICAN a small bath that you can sit in but not lie in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sitz-bath — n. a hip bath. Etymology: partial transl. of G Sitzbad f. sitzen sit + Bad bath * * * sitz bath /sitsˈbäth/ noun A therapeutic hip bath in hot water ORIGIN: Ger Sitzbad …   Useful english dictionary

  • sitz bath — bathtub in which one bathes in a seated position; therapeutic bath taken in a sitz bath (often used to treat hemorrhoids) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sitz bath — /ˈsɪts baθ/ (say sits bahth) noun 1. a bathtub resembling a chair, in which the thighs and trunk of the body to the waistline are immersed in warm water. 2. the bath so taken. {half adoption, half translation of German Sitzbad, from Sitz seat and …   Australian English dictionary

  • sitz bath — /sits, zits/ 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. [1840 50; half adoption, half trans. of G Sitzbad, equiv. to sitz(en) to SIT1 + Bad… …   Universalium

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