decrypt


decrypt

verb (used with object)

  1. to decode or decipher.

verb (tr)

  1. to decode (a message) with or without previous knowledge of its key
  2. to make intelligible (a television or other signal) that has been deliberately distorted for transmission
v.

“to solve a cryptogram,” 1936, from de- + cryptogram. Related: Decrypted; decrypting.

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