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Definition of secrete verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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