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debunk

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transitive verb
  • to expose or excoriate (a claim, assertion, sentiment, etc.) as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated: to debunk advertising slogans [Webster]
verb
  • show that the reputation of is undeserved or exaggerated [Barron]
  • to expose the sham or falseness of [Taisha]

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