debunk

[dih-buhngk]
verb (used with object)
to expose or excoriate (a claim, assertion, sentiment, etc.) as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated: to debunk advertising slogans.

Origin:
1920–25, Americanism; de- + bunk2

debunker, noun


disparage, ridicule, lampoon.
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debunk (diːˈbʌŋk)
 
vb
informal (tr) to expose the pretensions or falseness of, esp by ridicule
 
[C20: from de- + bunk²]
 
de'bunker
 
n

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Word Origin & History

debunk
1923, from de- + bunk; first used by U.S. novelist William Woodward (1874-1950), the notion being "to take the bunk out of things."
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Example sentences
The last bit of this over-simple narrative has by now been comprehensively
  debunked.
That's simply false, a myth that's been debunked countless times.
The tests have already been debunked as giving no new information.
Moreover, this garbage about moving the pollution to a different location has
  been debunked many times.
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