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decryptverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈkrɪpt/  us   /dɪˈkrɪpt/
to ​changeelectronicinformation 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 ​publickey can be decrypted only by someone with the ​privatekey.
(Definition of decrypt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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decryptverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈkrɪpt/
IT to ​changeelectronicinformation that was written in code (= a ​system of ​letters, ​numbers, or ​symbols) back into a ​form that you can understand and use ​normally: The ​main element of the new ​software is the ​creation of a ​pair of ​numbers that ​work like ​keys to ​encrypt or decrypt ​data.
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decryption
noun [C or U]
a decryption ​key/​program
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(Definition of decrypt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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