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decrypt
American English: /diˈkrɪpt/
British English: /diːˈkrɪpt/

Translation of decrypt in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (make intelligible) 1.2 (Computing)
    (cryptogram)
    Example sentences
    • The Crown supplemented this with an excellent system of opening the mails (and diplomatic pouches, when available) and decrypting messages written in code.
    • A Tactical Data Encryption System TDES is a device for storing, encrypting and decrypting messages.
    • I had a top-secret clearance and would have been part of the team of codebreakers decrypting the message that authorized the use of the ship's nuclear weapons.

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