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debunk

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verb de·bunk \(ˌ)dē-ˈbəŋk\

Simple Definition of debunk

  • : 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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.



1923

First Known Use of debunk

1923



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