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deciphering

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deciphering

verb
present participle of decipher

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1 to change (as a secret message) from code into ordinary language
  • we deciphered the hidden message to find out when we were supposed to meet

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2 to have a clear idea of
  • a convoluted thriller, the plot of which I was never able to actually decipher

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“Deciphering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deciphering. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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