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debunk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdebunkde‧bunk /ˌdiːˈbʌŋk/ verb [transitive]  PROVEto show that an idea or belief is false His claims were later debunked by fellow academics.debunker noun [countable]→ See Verb table
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debunkIn her book she debunks a lot of the claims made by astrologers.And it debunked and later destroyed the reputation of a great sea captain, a good friend of my father.The view that Anne was a sentimental Jacobite who secretly wished her brother-in-law to succeed her has now been debunked as myth.But as Sulloway was plugging away, other scientists were busy debunking birth order.Hence, the spate of was-the-risk-exaggerated, debunking stories.Payton wants to debunk the myth that economics is a science.The study debunks the myth that men are better at math than women.Fortunately, the Internet itself provides a good way to debunk these hoaxes.In both poems, Leapor attempts to debunk unreal expectations of marriage.
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Verb table
debunk
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydebunk
he, she, itdebunks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydebunked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave debunked
he, she, ithas debunked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad debunked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill debunk
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have debunked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam debunking
he, she, itis debunking
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you, we, theyare debunking
Past
I, he, she, itwas debunking
you, we, theywere debunking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been debunking
he, she, ithas been debunking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been debunking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be debunking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been debunking
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