Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To decipher.
  • transitive verb To decode.
  • noun A deciphered or decoded message.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb to convert from a coded form into the original; -- of communications. Inverse of encrypt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To convert an encrypted or coded text or message into plain text.
  • noun A decoded communication.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb convert code into ordinary language

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[de– + -crypt (from cryptogram).]

Examples

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