Etymology
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encrypt (v.)

1968 in telecommunications, a back-formation from encryption (1964), or from en- (1) + crypt (n.) on the notion of "hidden place" (see crypto-). Related: Encrypted; encrypting.

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Definitions of encrypt

encrypt (v.)
convert ordinary language into code;
Synonyms: code / encipher / cipher / cypher / inscribe / write in code
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