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tr.v. de·crypt·ed, de·crypt·ing, de·crypts
1. To decipher.
2. To decode.
A deciphered or decoded message.
1. (Communications & Information) to decode (a message) with or without previous knowledge of its key
2. (Broadcasting) to make intelligible (a television or other signal) that has been deliberately distorted for transmission
[C20: from de- + crypt, as in cryptic]
to decode or decipher.
To convert encrypted text into its equivalent plain text by means of a cryptosystem. (This does not include solution by cryptanalysis.) (Note: The term "decrypt" covers the meanings of "decipher" and "decode.") See also cryptosystem.
Past participle: decrypted