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Definition of debunk verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

debunk

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈbʌŋk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈbʌŋk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they debunk
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈbʌŋk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈbʌŋk//
 
he / she / it debunks
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈbʌŋks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈbʌŋks//
 
past simple debunked
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈbʌŋkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈbʌŋkt//
 
past participle debunked
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈbʌŋkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈbʌŋkt//
 
-ing form debunking
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈbʌŋkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈbʌŋkɪŋ//
 
 
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debunk something to show that an idea, a belief, etc. is false; to show that something is not as good as people think it is His theories have been debunked by recent research. Let’s start by debunking a few myths. She attempts to debunk unrealistic expectations about marriage.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: debunk