1 [si-kreet]
verb (used with object), secreted, secreting.
to discharge, generate, or release by the process of secretion.

1700–10; back formation from secretion Unabridged


2 [si-kreet]
verb (used with object), secreted, secreting.
to place out of sight; hide; conceal: squirrels secreting nuts in a hollow tree trunk.

1735–45; alteration of obsolete secret, v. use of secret

cover, shroud, disguise. See hide1. Unabridged
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secrete1 (sɪˈkriːt)
(of a cell, organ, etc) to synthesize and release (a secretion)
[C18: back formation from secretion]

secrete2 (sɪˈkriːt)
(tr) to put in a hiding place
[C18: variant of obsolete secret to hide away; see secret (n)]

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Medical Dictionary

secrete se·crete (sĭ-krēt')
v. se·cret·ed, se·cret·ing, se·cretes
To generate and separate a substance from cells or bodily fluids.

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secrete   (sĭ-krēt')  Pronunciation Key 
To produce and discharge a substance, especially from the cells of specialized glands. For example, the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas secrete the hormone insulin.
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Example sentences
Moisture secreted through the nostrils evaporates as the camel breathes in,
  cooling the nostrils in the process.
The problem is rather the opposite, that it is not getting secreted.
It is synthesized and secreted by cells in the anterior pituitary gland located
  at the base of the brain.
Fatal consequences can and do result when officers fail to detect a secreted
  weapon which is later used against them.
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