|1.||to put (a message) into code|
|2.||to put (computer data) into a coded form|
|3.||to distort (a television or other signal) so that it cannot be understood without the appropriate decryption equipment|
|[C20: from |
|to chew (food) slowly and thoroughly.|
|to steal or take dishonestly (money, esp. public funds, or property entrusted to one's care); embezzle.|
|encrypt (ěn-krĭpt) Pronunciation Key
To alter information using a code or mathematical algorithm so as to be unintelligible to unauthorized readers.