encipher

[en-sahy-fer]
verb (used with object)
to convert (a message, communication, etc.) into cipher.

Origin:
1570–80; en-1 + cipher

encipherer, noun
encipherment, noun
unenciphered, adjective
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encipher (ɪnˈsaɪfə)
 
vb
(tr) to convert (a message, document, etc) from plain text into code or cipher; encode
 
en'cipherer
 
n
 
en'cipherment
 
n

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Example sentences
If users wanted secrecy, they could invent their own secret codes and encipher their messages themselves.
Students will be able to encipher and decipher messages using these methods.
In accordance with the key list, plugs were inserted into this board in pairs to further encipher the characters.
It is the input of an encryption or encipher process, and the output of an decryption or decipher process.
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