[ UK /diːbˈʌnk/ ]
[ US /dɪˈbəŋk/ ]
  1. expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas
    The physicist debunked the psychic's claims
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How To Use debunk In A Sentence

  • The hominoid (please note, not hominid) body, found in the Georgia woods, is now in a secure location, under armed guard, and set to be examined by a battery of academic scholars, skeptical scientists, Bigfoot researchers, and debunking writers. Boing Boing
  • Throughout the work, he debunks theories and rituals, and pokes sly fun at other writers and the foibles of his own characters.
  • The film helps debunk a recent media report that many of the players were banished to mines and farms for cavorting at a ‘wild party with foreign ladies’ before their defeat by Portugal.
  • Regard­ing our recent dis­cus­sion on sub­urbs and cities, here’s an inter­est­ing arti­cle from Joel Kotkin debunk­ing many of the “cre­ative cities” ideas that have been so pop­u­lar in the wake of Richard Florida. The Myth of the Creative Class? « Snarkmarket
  • We present for your inspection, and then debunk, or paw at in desultory fashion, a dozen of the choicest conspiracy theories to gain traction since Jan. 20. Keeping Up with the Wingnuts
  • One is not superior to the other. no. every effort to portray 'caucasians' as more evolved / superior / etc have been solidly debunked time and again. even the notion of 'caucasian' and 'three races' has been steadily falling apart since the Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions
  • The only other fad I don't think has been debunked yet is the "flechette". 3mm super-strong tungsten darts fired at velocities past 5000 fps. What do you predict will be the next fad in rifle cartridges? We have done long and skinny, short and fat and long and fat.
  • After a century of suspicion, ridicule, character assassination and scientific debunking, Freud has not only survived, but grown into a figure of mythic proportions.
  • The writer's aim was to debunk the myth that had grown up around the actress.
  • Historian Michael Beschloss debunks a few myths.
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