Thursday, August 4, 2011

debunk (v)

1. They continue to insist their restaurant serves the best pasta even though their claim has been debunked twice by food critics.
2. The 12-year-old's science experiment debunked the commonly-accepted idea that toilet bowls always have more bacteria than the kitchen tap.
3. The news article debunked the manufacturer's claim that the new kitchen gadget was the best thing on the market.
4. Members of political parties are constantly debunking statements made by the opposition.
5. People who don't care about saving the environment are often quick to debunk concerns about global warming.

To debunk a statement or a claim is to expose the fact that it's false or grossly exaggerated.

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