Definition of Secrete

1. Verb. Generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids. "Release a hormone into the blood stream"

Exact synonyms: Release
Generic synonyms: Exudate, Exude, Ooze, Ooze Out, Transude
Specialized synonyms: Water
Derivative terms: Release, Secretion, Secretor

2. Verb. Place out of sight; keep secret. "The money was secreted from his children"
Generic synonyms: Conceal, Hide
Derivative terms: Secretive

Definition of Secrete

1. v. t. To deposit in a place of hiding; to hide; to conceal; as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self.

Definition of Secrete

1. Adjective. (obsolete rare) separated ¹

2. Verb. (physiology transitive of organs, glands, &c.) To extract a substance from blood, sap, or similar to produce and emit waste for excretion or for the fulfilling of a physiological function. ¹

3. Verb. (non-gloss definition ''figurative uses'') ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To conceal. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To steal. ¹

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Definition of Secrete

1. to generate and separate out from cells or bodily fluids [v -CRETED, -CRETING, -CRETES]

Medical Definition of Secrete

1. To discharge a secretion, to release some sort of liquid substance (or substance in liquid). This can be done by the cell, by glands or other organs, or by tissues. Examples of things that are secreted are hormones, saliva, mucus, bile, and sweat. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Secrete

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Literary usage of Secrete

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1893)
"By a Maine statute it is made an offense to maliciously "secrete" any goods or valuable ... Thu~ one may secrete or make away with property by putting legal ..."

2. Precedents of Indictments and Pleas: Adapted to the Use Both of the Courts by Francis Wharton (1871)
"Procuring and advising a person intrusted with the mail to secrete a particular letter. That the said JBM did procure, advise, and assist JJS to secrete, ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"The females tend to secrete them- FIG. j.— Female standing like a tripod and cleaning abdomen with small claws, x |. selves in dark corners and four or five ..."

4. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"... so far as our possibili ties permit : — " Instruction secrete Pour le Conte de fine, biS, ... secrete ..."

5. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, called Frederick the Great: in ten vol by Thomas Carlyle (1864)
"Or in Friedrich's own spelling, &c., in Friedrich's own hand, so far as our possibilities permit: " Instruction secrete Pour le Conte define. ..."

6. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"Or, in Friedrich's own spelling etc., in Friedrich's own hand, so far as our possibilities permit: ' Instruction secrete Pour le Conte de fine ' Berlin, ..."

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