[ dee-kript, dih- ]
/ diˈkrɪpt, dɪ- /
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verb (used with object)
to decode or decipher.
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OTHER WORDS FROM decryptde·cryp·tion, noun
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How to use decrypt in a sentence
It claims chats, no matter what type, are all secured the same way, but because the encryption key for regular chats is stored on the same server, Telegram technically also has access to it and can decrypt your messages.
British Dictionary definitions for decrypt
/ (diːˈkrɪpt) /
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 decryptdecrypted, adjectivedecryption, noun
Word Origin for decrypt
C20: from de- + crypt, as in cryptic
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