sitz bath

noun
\ˈsits- \

Definition of sitz bath 

: a tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture also : a bath so taken especially therapeutically

First Known Use of sitz bath

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sitz bath

partial translation of German Sitzbad, from Sitz act of sitting + Bad bath

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sitz bath

noun
\ˈsits- \

Medical Definition of sitz bath 

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

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