debunk
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /diːˈbʌŋk/, /diːˈbʊŋk/
  • (America) enPR dĭ-bŭngkʹ, IPA: /dɪˈbʌŋk/, /ˌdiːˈbʌŋk/
Verb

debunk (debunks, present participle debunking; past and past participle debunked)

  1. (transitive) To discredit, or expose to ridicule the falsehood or the exaggerated claims of something.
    The explosion story was thoroughly debunked on National Public Radio in November 1999.
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