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 for secreting
Mineralisation involves osteoblasts secreting vesicles containing alkaline phosphatase.
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