- 1secrete something (of part of the body or a plant) to produce a liquid substance Insulin is secreted by the pancreas.
- 2 secrete something (in something) (formal) to hide something, especially something small The drugs were secreted in the lining of his suitcase.
NAmE//sɪˈkrit//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they secrete
he / she / it secretes
past simple secreted
-ing form secreting