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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Decipher \De*ci"pher\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deciphered; p. pr. & vb. n. Deciphering.] [Pref. de- + cipher. Formed in imitation of F. d['e]chiffrer. See Cipher.] 1. To translate from secret characters or ciphers into intelligible terms; as, to decipher a letter written in secret characters. [1913 Webster] 2. To find out, so as to be able to make known the meaning of; to make out or read, as words badly written or partly obliterated; to detect; to reveal; to unfold. [1913 Webster] 3. To stamp; to detect; to discover. [R.] [1913 Webster] You are both deciphered, . . . For villains. --Shak. [1913 Webster]