debunk


de·bunk

verb \(ˌ)dē-ˈbəŋk\

: to show that something (such as a belief or theory) is not true : to show the falseness of (a story, idea, statement, etc.)

Full Definition of DEBUNK

transitive verb
:  to expose the sham or falseness of <debunk a legend>
de·bunk·er noun

Examples of DEBUNK

  1. The article debunks the notion that life exists on Mars.
  2. The results of the study debunk his theory.

First Known Use of DEBUNK

1923

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