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decrypt

[dee-kript, di-] /diˈkrɪpt, dɪ-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to decode or decipher.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; de- + crypt(ogram)
Related forms
decryption, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decrypted

decrypt

/diːˈkrɪpt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to decode (a message) with or without previous knowledge of its key
2.
to make intelligible (a television or other signal) that has been deliberately distorted for transmission
Derived Forms
decrypted, adjective
decryption, noun
Word Origin
C20: from de- + crypt, as in cryptic
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Word Origin and History for decrypted

decrypt

v.

"to solve a cryptogram," 1936, from de- + cryptogram. Related: Decrypted; decrypting.

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