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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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vb (tr)
1. (Communications & Information) to put (a message) into code
2. (Computer Science) to put (computer data) into a coded form
3. (Broadcasting) to distort (a television or other signal) so that it cannot be understood without the appropriate decryption equipment
[C20: from en-1 + crypt, as in crypto-]
enˈcrypted adj
enˈcryption n
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to encipher or encode.
[1940–45; en-1 + -crypt (extracted from cryptic, cryptography, etc.); on the model of encode]
en•cryp′tion, en`cryp•ta′tion, n.
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Past participle: encrypted
Gerund: encrypting

I encrypt
you encrypt
he/she/it encrypts
we encrypt
you encrypt
they encrypt
I encrypted
you encrypted
he/she/it encrypted
we encrypted
you encrypted
they encrypted
Present Continuous
I am encrypting
you are encrypting
he/she/it is encrypting
we are encrypting
you are encrypting
they are encrypting
Present Perfect
I have encrypted
you have encrypted
he/she/it has encrypted
we have encrypted
you have encrypted
they have encrypted
Past Continuous
I was encrypting
you were encrypting
he/she/it was encrypting
we were encrypting
you were encrypting
they were encrypting
Past Perfect
I had encrypted
you had encrypted
he/she/it had encrypted
we had encrypted
you had encrypted
they had encrypted
I will encrypt
you will encrypt
he/she/it will encrypt
we will encrypt
you will encrypt
they will encrypt
Future Perfect
I will have encrypted
you will have encrypted
he/she/it will have encrypted
we will have encrypted
you will have encrypted
they will have encrypted
Future Continuous
I will be encrypting
you will be encrypting
he/she/it will be encrypting
we will be encrypting
you will be encrypting
they will be encrypting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been encrypting
you have been encrypting
he/she/it has been encrypting
we have been encrypting
you have been encrypting
they have been encrypting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been encrypting
you will have been encrypting
he/she/it will have been encrypting
we will have been encrypting
you will have been encrypting
they will have been encrypting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been encrypting
you had been encrypting
he/she/it had been encrypting
we had been encrypting
you had been encrypting
they had been encrypting
I would encrypt
you would encrypt
he/she/it would encrypt
we would encrypt
you would encrypt
they would encrypt
Past Conditional
I would have encrypted
you would have encrypted
he/she/it would have encrypted
we would have encrypted
you would have encrypted
they would have encrypted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.encrypt - convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons"
encode - convert information into code; "encode pictures digitally"
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[ɪnˈkrɪpt] VTcodificar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ɪnˈkrɪpt] vt (= encode) [+ data, message] → crypter
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vt (Comput, Telec, TV) → verschlüsseln
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