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se·crete 1

 (sĭ-krēt′)
tr.v. se·cret·ed, se·cret·ing, se·cretes
To generate and release (a substance) from a cell or a gland: secrete hormones.

[Back-formation from secretion.]

se·crete 2

 (sĭ-krēt′)
tr.v. se·cret·ed, se·cret·ing, se·cretes
1. To conceal in a hiding place; cache: "He secreted valuables away in cupboards and beneath the mattress" (Michael Crummey). See Synonyms at hide1.
2. To steal secretly; filch.

[Probably alteration of obsolete secret, from secret.]

secrete

(sɪˈkriːt)
vb
(Physiology) (of a cell, organ, etc) to synthesize and release (a secretion)
[C18: back formation from secretion]
seˈcretor n

secrete

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

se•crete1

(sɪˈkrit)

v.t. -cret•ed, -cret•ing.
to discharge, generate, or release by secretion.
[1700–10; back formation from secretion]

se•crete2

(sɪˈkrit)

v.t. -cret•ed, -cret•ing.
to place out of sight; hide.
[1735–45; alter. of obsolete secret, v. use of secret]
syn: See hide1.

se·crete

(sĭ-krēt′)
To produce and discharge a substance, especially from the cells of specialized glands. For example, the endocrine glands secrete hormones.

secrete


Past participle: secreted
Gerund: secreting

Imperative
secrete
secrete
Present
I secrete
you secrete
he/she/it secretes
we secrete
you secrete
they secrete
Preterite
I secreted
you secreted
he/she/it secreted
we secreted
you secreted
they secreted
Present Continuous
I am secreting
you are secreting
he/she/it is secreting
we are secreting
you are secreting
they are secreting
Present Perfect
I have secreted
you have secreted
he/she/it has secreted
we have secreted
you have secreted
they have secreted
Past Continuous
I was secreting
you were secreting
he/she/it was secreting
we were secreting
you were secreting
they were secreting
Past Perfect
I had secreted
you had secreted
he/she/it had secreted
we had secreted
you had secreted
they had secreted
Future
I will secrete
you will secrete
he/she/it will secrete
we will secrete
you will secrete
they will secrete
Future Perfect
I will have secreted
you will have secreted
he/she/it will have secreted
we will have secreted
you will have secreted
they will have secreted
Future Continuous
I will be secreting
you will be secreting
he/she/it will be secreting
we will be secreting
you will be secreting
they will be secreting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been secreting
you have been secreting
he/she/it has been secreting
we have been secreting
you have been secreting
they have been secreting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been secreting
you will have been secreting
he/she/it will have been secreting
we will have been secreting
you will have been secreting
they will have been secreting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been secreting
you had been secreting
he/she/it had been secreting
we had been secreting
you had been secreting
they had been secreting
Conditional
I would secrete
you would secrete
he/she/it would secrete
we would secrete
you would secrete
they would secrete
Past Conditional
I would have secreted
you would have secreted
he/she/it would have secreted
we would have secreted
you would have secreted
they would have secreted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.secrete - generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"
exudate, exude, ooze out, transude, ooze - release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores"
water - secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; "My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner"; "His eyes watered"
2.secrete - place out of sight; keep secret; "The money was secreted from his children"
conceal, hide - prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"

secrete

1
verb give off, emit, emanate, exude, extrude, extravasate (Medical) The sweat glands secrete water.

secrete

2
verb hide, conceal, stash (informal), cover, screen, secure, bury, harbour, disguise, veil, shroud, stow, cache, stash away (informal) She secreted the gun in the kitchen cabinet.
show, reveal, display, bare, exhibit, unveil, uncover, unmask, leave in the open, expose to view

secrete

verb
To put or keep out of sight:
Slang: plant, stash.
Translations
يُخْفييُفْرِز
ukrýtvylučovat
gemmeudskille
erittääkähveltääkätkeäpiilottaavarastaa
gefa frá sérleyna
分泌秘密隠す
sekrecijasekretas
izdalītnoslēptslēpt
saklamaksalgılamak

secrete

[sɪˈkriːt] VT
1. (Med) → secretar, segregar
2. (= hide) → ocultar, esconder

secrete

[sɪˈkriːt] vt
(= produce) [plant, animal, human] [+ substance] → sécréter
(= hide) → cacher

secrete

vt
(= hide)verbergen
(Med) → absondern
vi (Med) → absondern

secrete

[sɪˈkriːt] vt
a. (Med, Anat, Bio) → secernere
b. (frm) (hide) → nascondere

secrete

(siˈkriːt) verb
1. (of a gland or similar organ of the body) to separate (a fluid) from the blood, store it, and give it out. The liver secretes bile.
2. to hide. He secreted the money under his mattress.
seˈcretion (-ʃən) noun
1. the process of secreting a fluid.
2. a substance produced by this process. Saliva and urine are secretions.

se·crete

v. secretar, segregar.

secrete

vt secretar, segregar (form)
References in classic literature ?
The boy , who had been well instructed, and was sufficiently crafty, proceeded, with a bosom that was swelling with the pride of such a confidence, and all the hopes of young ambition, carelessly across the clearing to the wood, which he entered at a point at some little distance from the place where the guns were secreted.
So like a choice casket is it secreted in him, that I have known some whalemen who peremptorily deny that the Sperm Whale has any other brain than that palpable semblance of one formed by the cubic-yards of his sperm magazine.
As to her money, she first secreted it in odd corners, wrapped in a rag or an old curl-paper; but some of these hoards having been discovered by the housemaid, Eliza, fearful of one day losing her valued treasure, consented to intrust it to her mother, at a usurious rate of interest--fifty or sixty per cent.
With those words the passenger opened the coach-door and got in; not at all assisted by his fellow-passengers, who had expeditiously secreted their watches and purses in their boots, and were now making a general pretence of being asleep.
My mother was so much worse that Peggotty, coming in with the teaboard and candles, and seeing at a glance how ill she was, - as Miss Betsey might have done sooner if there had been light enough, - conveyed her upstairs to her own room with all speed; and immediately dispatched Ham Peggotty, her nephew, who had been for some days past secreted in the house, unknown to my mother, as a special messenger in case of emergency, to fetch the nurse and doctor.
The walls of this room were hung with transparent tapestries behind which I secreted myself without being apprehended.
The third proceeded to barricade the doors and windows, then returned, and the three united in stifling the cries of terror incited by the sight of these preparations, and then dragged Assunta feet foremost towards the brazier, expecting to wring from her an avowal of where her supposed treasure was secreted.
The Chancellor Sequier, who twenty years previously had persecuted her so ruthlessly, stood before her, relating how his carriage had been smashed, how he had been pursued and had rushed into the Hotel d'O , that the hotel was immediately invaded, pillaged and devastated; happily he had time to reach a closet hidden behind tapestry, in which he was secreted by an old woman, together with his brother, the Bishop of Meaux.
Upon reaching the hut I rapped, as was my custom, and getting no reply, sought for the key where I knew it was secreted, unlocked the door and went in.
It was, however, Saturday, and the sun was already turning the shadows of the pines toward the east; on the morrow the conscientious magistrate could not engage in such an expedition at the peril of his soul and long before Monday, the venison, and all vestiges of the death of the deer, might be secreted or destroyed.