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tr.v. en·crypt·ed, en·crypt·ing, en·crypts
1. To put into code or cipher.
2. Computers To alter (data) using a mathematical algorithm so as to make the data unintelligible to unauthorized users while allowing a user with a key or password to convert the altered data back to its original state.

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[ɪnˈkrɪptɪd] adj [data, message] → crypté(e); [signal] → crypté(e)
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