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.

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Origin of retox

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