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secreteverb [T]

uk   us   /sɪˈkriːt/

secrete verb [T] (PRODUCE)

specialized biology (of ​animals or ​plants or ​theircells) to ​produce and ​release a ​liquid: Saliva is a ​liquid secreted by ​glands in or near the ​mouth.

secrete verb [T] (HIDE)

formal to put something in a ​place where it is ​unlikely to be ​found: He was ​arrested at the ​airport with a ​kilo of ​heroin secreted in his ​clothing.
(Definition of secrete from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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secreteverb [T]

 us   /sɪˈkrit/
biology to ​produce and ​releaseliquid, esp. from the ​cells or ​body: The ​thyroidgland secretes ​hormones that ​affectgrowth.
secretion
noun [C/U]  us   /sɪˈkri·ʃən/
specialized biology [C] nasal secretions
(Definition of secrete from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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