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decrypt

[ dee-kript, dih- ]
/ diˈkrɪpt, dɪ- /
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verb (used with object)
to decode or decipher.
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Origin of decrypt

First recorded in 1935–40; de- + crypt(ogram)

OTHER WORDS FROM decrypt

de·cryp·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decrypt

decrypt
/ (diːˈkrɪpt) /

verb (tr)
to decode (a message) with or without previous knowledge of its key
to make intelligible (a television or other signal) that has been deliberately distorted for transmission

Derived forms of decrypt

decrypted, adjectivedecryption, noun

Word Origin for decrypt

C20: from de- + crypt, as in cryptic
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