secrete


1se·crete

transitive verb \si-ˈkrēt\
se·cret·edse·cret·ing

Definition of SECRETE

:  to form and give off (a secretion)

Origin of SECRETE

back-formation from secretion
First Known Use: 1693

2se·crete

transitive verb \si-ˈkrēt, ˈsē-krət\
se·cret·edse·cret·ing

Definition of SECRETE

1
:  to deposit or conceal in a hiding place
2
:  to appropriate secretly :  abstract

Origin of SECRETE

alteration of obsolete secret, from 1secret
First Known Use: 1741

se·crete

transitive verb \si-ˈkrēt\   (Medical Dictionary)
se·cret·edse·cret·ing

Medical Definition of SECRETE

: to form and give off (a secretion) <cells secreting mucus>

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