[ dee-kript, dih- ]
/ diˈkrɪpt, dɪ- /
verb (used with object)
to decode or decipher.
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OTHER WORDS FROM decryptde·cryp·tion, noun
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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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