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encipher

[ en-sahy-fer ]
/ ɛnˈsaɪ fər /
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verb (used with object)
to convert (a message, communication, etc.) into cipher.
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Origin of encipher

First recorded in 1570–80; en-1 + cipher

OTHER WORDS FROM encipher

en·ci·pher·er, nounen·ci·pher·ment, nounun·en·ci·phered, adjective
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How to use encipher in a sentence

  • 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

encipher
/ (ɪnˈsaɪfə) /

verb
(tr) to convert (a message, document, etc) from plain text into code or cipher; encode

Derived forms of encipher

encipherer, nounencipherment, noun
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