Etymology
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secrete (v.1)

"produce, prepare, or elaborate by process of secretion," 1707 (implied in secreted), a back-formation from secretion. Related: Secretes; secreting; secretious.

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secrete (v.2)

"place in concealment," by 1741, an alteration of secret (v.).

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secretory (adj.)

"of or pertaining to secretion, having the function of secreting," 1690s; see secrete (v.1) + -ory.

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lactate (v.)
"secrete milk from the breasts," 1889, probably a back-formation from lactation. The Latin verb was lactare. Related: Lactated; lactating.
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