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

  • transitive v. To decipher.
  • transitive v. To decode.
  • n. A deciphered or decoded message.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To convert an encrypted or coded text or message into plain text.
  • n. A decoded communication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • v. convert code into ordinary language


de- + -crypt (from cryptogram).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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