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encrypt

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪnˈkrɪpt/
IT to protect private information by putting it into a form that can only be read by people who have the permission to do so: The software encrypts data that is sent over the internet. The email is encrypted, so you need to enter a password to read it. →  Compare decrypt
encryption noun [U]
(Definition of encrypt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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