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decrypt

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈkrɪpt/ us  
to change electronic information or signals that were stored, written, or sent in the form of a secret code (= a system of letters, numbers, or symbols) back into a form that you can understand and use normally: Messages encrypted using the public key can be decrypted only by someone with the private key.
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