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DEBUNK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does debunk mean? 

DEBUNK (verb)
  The verb DEBUNK has 1 sense:

1. expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

  Familiarity information: DEBUNK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEBUNK (verb)


Sense 1debunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

debunk; expose

Context example:

The physicist debunked the psychic's claims

Hypernyms (to "debunk" is one way to...):

blackguard; guy; jest at; laugh at; make fun; poke fun; rib; ridicule; roast (subject to laughter or ridicule)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "debunk"):

uncloak; unmask (reveal the true nature of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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