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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.

secrete (v.2)

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

updated on March 25, 2022

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Definitions of secrete from WordNet

secrete (v.)
generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids;
secrete digestive juices
Synonyms: release
secrete (v.)
place out of sight; keep secret;
The money was secreted from his children
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