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Definition of encrypt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

encrypt

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkrɪpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkrɪpt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they encrypt
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkrɪpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkrɪpt//
 
he / she / it encrypts
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkrɪpts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkrɪpts//
 
past simple encrypted
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkrɪptɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkrɪptɪd//
 
past participle encrypted
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkrɪptɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkrɪptɪd//
 
-ing form encrypting
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkrɪptɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkrɪptɪŋ//
 
 
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encrypt something (computing) to put information into a special code, especially in order to prevent people from looking at it without authority opposite decrypt Word Origin 1950s (originally US): from en- ‘in’ + Greek kruptos ‘hidden’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: encrypt