secrete Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “secrete” - English Dictionary

Definition of "secrete" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

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)

Definition of "secrete" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of secrete?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More