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encrypt

verb [T usually passive] uk   /ɪnˈkrɪpt/ us  
to change electronic information or signals into a secret code (= system of letters, numbers, or symbols) that people cannot understand or use on normal equipment: Your financial information is fully encrypted and cannot be accessed.
encryption
noun [U] uk   /-ˈkrip.ʃən/ us  
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