To encrypt is defined as to encode something or to write or say something in a manner intended to obstruct its meaning and keep its contents secret.(verb)
An example of encrypt is when you use a program to scramble an email and make it impossible for intruders or unauthorized individuals to read in order to protect the email's contents from becoming known.
See encrypt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < en- + crypt(ogram)
See encrypt in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb en·crypt·ed, en·crypt·ing, en·crypts
Origin: + (de)crypt.
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