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

 

decrypt

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//diːˈkrɪpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diːˈkrɪpt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decrypt
BrE BrE//diːˈkrɪpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diːˈkrɪpt//
 
he / she / it decrypts
BrE BrE//diːˈkrɪpts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diːˈkrɪpts//
 
past simple decrypted
BrE BrE//diːˈkrɪptɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diːˈkrɪptɪd//
 
past participle decrypted
BrE BrE//diːˈkrɪptɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diːˈkrɪptɪd//
 
-ing form decrypting
BrE BrE//diːˈkrɪptɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//diːˈkrɪptɪŋ//
 
 
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decrypt something (computing) to change information that is in code into ordinary language so that it can be understood by anyone opposite encrypt Word Origin 1930s: from de- (expressing reversal) + crypt as in encrypt.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: decrypt