Debunk meaning

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To expose the false or exaggerated claims, pretensions, glamour, etc. of.
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To debunk is defined as to reveal an untruth or myth for what it is, or to reduce someone's reputation especially when the reputation is undeserved.

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.

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To discredit, or expose to ridicule the falsehood or the exaggerated claims of something.

Sailing round the world debunked the theory that the earth was flat.

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To expose or ridicule the falseness, sham, or exaggerated claims of.

Debunk a supposed miracle drug.

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Origin of debunk

  • de- +‎ bunk (from bunkum) 1923

    From Wiktionary