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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.]
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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)]
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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.
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se·crete

(sĭ-krēt′)
To produce and discharge a substance, especially from the cells of specialized glands. For example, the endocrine glands secrete hormones.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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
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secrete

verb
To put or keep out of sight:
Slang: plant, stash.
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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
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secrete

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

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

[sɪˈkriːt] vt
a. (Med, Anat, Bio) → secernere
b. (frm) (hide) → nascondere
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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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

se·crete

v. secretar, segregar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

secrete

vt secretar, segregar (form)
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References in periodicals archive ?
(In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas stops secreting insulin.) To compensate for insulin resistance, the body secretes more and more, but it can't keep up.
At a foraging spot in India, a mature bull sniffed in the direction of a young male secreting the honey scent.
In a test of 25 female rats with the yeast infection, the rats that received three infusions of the secreting bacteria into their vaginas took less than a week to heal, as did others treated with the common antifungal drug fluconozole.