retox

[ ree-toks ]
/ ˈri tɒks /
Informal.

noun

a period during which a person interrupts or ends a regimen of abstinence from alcohol, drugs, or unhealthy food, often as a binge: Bring on the chili cheese fries, because after four months of clean eating, I’m ready for a little retox!Compare healthonism.

verb (used without object)

to interrupt or end a regimen of abstinence from alcohol, drugs, or unhealthy food, often as a binge: If we find out you’re retoxing with your druggie friends, you’re not coming back in this house.

Nearby words

  1. retool,
  2. retorsion,
  3. retort,
  4. retortion,
  5. retouch,
  6. retrace,
  7. retract,
  8. retractable,
  9. retractile,
  10. retraction

Origin of retox

First recorded in 2005–10; re- + (de)tox(ify), on the model of detox

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