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English definition of “encrypt”

encrypt

verb [T]    /ɪnˈkrɪpt/
to put information into a special form so that most people cannot read it: Protected websites will tell you that the transfer is encrypted, and your browser will usually display a symbol confirming this. encryption    /ɪnˈkrɪp·ʃən/ noun [U] Never give out a credit number online unless the site has encryption software.
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