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- (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈbʌŋk/, /diːˈbʊŋk/
- (US) enPR: dĭ-bŭngkʹ, dē-bŭngkʹ, IPA(key): /dɪˈbʌŋk/, /ˌdiːˈbʌŋk/
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- Rhymes: -ʌŋk
- (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.
- debunk a theory
to discredit or expose the falsehood of something