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debunk

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EtymologyEdit

de- +‎ bunk (from bunkum) 1923

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈbʌŋk/, /diːˈbʊŋk/
  • (US) enPR: dĭ-bŭngkʹ, dē-bŭngkʹ, IPA(key): /dɪˈbʌŋk/, /ˌdiːˈbʌŋk/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋk

VerbEdit

debunk (third-person singular simple present debunks, present participle debunking, simple past and past participle debunked)

  1. (transitive) 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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