Meaning of “debunk” in the English Dictionary

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"debunk" in British English

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debunkverb [ T ]

uk /ˌdiːˈbʌŋk/ us /ˌdiːˈbʌŋk/ informal

to show that something is less important, less good, or less true than it has been made to appear:

The writer's aim was to debunk the myth that had grown up around the actress.

(Definition of “debunk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"debunk" in American English

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debunkverb [ T ]

us /diˈbʌŋk/

to show that something is not true:

Every week some long-held medical theory is debunked.

(Definition of “debunk” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)