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English definition of “encrypt”

encrypt

verb [T usually passive]     /ɪnˈkrɪpt/
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.Codes and decodingSigns, signals and symbolsOperating computers encryption     /-ˈkrip.ʃən/ noun [U] Codes and decodingSigns, signals and symbols
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