Secrete Se*crete", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Secreted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Secreting}.] [L. secretus separated, secret, hidden, p. p. of secernere. See {Secret}, and cf. {Discrete}, {Discreet}.] 1. To deposit in a place of hiding; to hide; to conceal; as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physiol.) To separate from the blood and elaborate by the process of secretion; to elaborate and emit as a secretion. See {Secretion}. [1913 Webster]

Why one set of cells should secrete bile, another urea, and so on, we do not know. --Carpenter. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To conceal; hide. See {Conceal}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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