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unscramble

[ uhn-skram-buhl ]
/ ʌnˈskræm bəl /
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verb (used with object), un·scram·bled, un·scram·bling.
to bring out of a scrambled condition; reduce to order or intelligibility.
Also descramble. to make (a scrambled radio or telephonic message) comprehensible by systematically tuning the receiver to the frequencies used in transmission.Compare decode (def. 2).
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Origin of unscramble

First recorded in 1915–20; un-2 + scramble
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British Dictionary definitions for unscramble

unscramble
/ (ʌnˈskræmbəl) /

verb (tr)
to resolve from confusion or disorderliness
to restore (a scrambled message) to an intelligible form

Derived forms of unscramble

unscrambler, noun
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