verb (used with object)

to convert (a message, communication, etc.) into cipher.

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 of encipher

  • 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



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