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debunking


verb (used with object)

  1. to expose or excoriate (a claim, assertion, sentiment, etc.) as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated: to debunk advertising slogans.

verb

  1. (tr) informal to expose the pretensions or falseness of, esp by ridicule
v.

1923, from de- + bunk (n.2); first used by U.S. novelist William Woodward (1874-1950), the notion being “to take the bunk out of things.” Related: Debunked; debunking.

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