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encrypt

verb en·crypt \in-ˈkript, en-\

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

Full Definition of ENCRYPT

transitive verb
1
:  encipher
2
:  encode 1a
en·cryp·tion \-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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