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encipher

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