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encipher

[en-sahy-fer] /ɛnˈsaɪ fər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to convert (a message, communication, etc.) into cipher.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; en-1 + cipher
Related forms
encipherer, noun
encipherment, noun
unenciphered, adjective
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Examples from the web for encipher
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for encipher

encipher

/ɪnˈsaɪfə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to convert (a message, document, etc) from plain text into code or cipher; encode
Derived Forms
encipherer, noun
encipherment, noun
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