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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.
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
to decode or decipher.
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Past participle: decrypted
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