To expose or ridicule the falseness, sham, or exaggerated claims of: debunk a supposed miracle drug. (verb-transitive)
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Use "debunk" in a sentence
"And in the 20th century, we shortened that to bunk, and in the 1920s, someone came up with the term debunk as an antidote to bunk."
"A more thorough debunk is available here, but one point bears mentioning."
"The inference of the word debunk implies that it is something dishonest that needs to be corrected."