- When you prove that a myth or often repeated story isn't true, this is an example of a time when you debunk the myth.
- When you ridicule someone who everyone else thinks is great and you try to or are successful in diminishing his reputation, this is an example of a time when you debunk.
Origin of debunkde- + bunk
transitive verbde·bunked, de·bunk·ing, de·bunks
(third-person singular simple present debunks, present participle debunking, simple past and past participle debunked)
de- + bunk (from bunkum) 1923