debunk

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Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ bunk (from bunkum, from Buncombe County) 1923

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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.
    The explosion story was thoroughly debunked on National Public Radio in November 1999.

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