Definitions for: Secrete

[v] generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"
[v] place out of sight; keep secret; "The money was secreted from his children"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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,
1. To deposit in a place of hiding; to hide; to conceal; as,
to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self.

2. (Physiol.) To separate from the blood and elaborate by the
process of secretion; to elaborate and emit as a
secretion. See Secretion.

Why one set of cells should secrete bile, another
urea, and so on, we do not known. --Carpenter.

Syn: To conceal; hide. See Conceal.

Synonyms: release

See Also: conceal, exudate, exude, hide, ooze, ooze out, transude, water

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