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encipher

[en-sahy-fer]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to convert (a message, communication, etc.) into cipher.
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Origin of encipher

First recorded in 1570–80; en-1 + cipher
Related formsen·ci·pher·er, nounen·ci·pher·ment, nounun·en·ci·phered, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • To encipher, first write out the key, letter by letter, placing the message letter by letter beneath it.

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British Dictionary definitions for encipher

encipher

verb
  1. (tr) to convert (a message, document, etc) from plain text into code or cipher; encode
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Derived Formsencipherer, nounencipherment, noun
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