cryptanalyze

[ krip-tan-l-ahyz ]
/ krɪpˈtæn lˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), crypt·an·a·lyzed, crypt·an·a·lyz·ing.

to study (a cryptogram) for the purpose of discovering the clear meaning; break (a code, cipher, etc.).

Nearby words

  1. crypt of iris,
  2. crypt-,
  3. cryptaesthesia,
  4. cryptanalysis,
  5. cryptanalytics,
  6. cryptectomy,
  7. cryptesthesia,
  8. cryptic,
  9. cryptitis,
  10. crypto

Also especially British, crypt·an·a·lyse.

Origin of cryptanalyze

see origin at cryptanalysis, analyze

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