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encrypt

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verb en·crypt \in-ˈkript, en-\

Simple Definition of encrypt

  • : to change (information) from one form to another especially to hide its meaning

Full Definition of encrypt

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  encipher

  3. 2 :  encode 1a

en·cryp·tion play \-ˈkrip-shən\ noun

Examples of encrypt

  1. The software will encrypt the message before it is sent.



Origin of encrypt

en- + crypt- (as in cryptogram)


First Known Use: 1944



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