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secrete

 [se-krēt´]
to synthesize and release a substance.

se·crete

(se-krēt'),
To elaborate or produce some physiologically active substance (for example, enzyme, hormone, metabolite) by a cell and to deliver it into blood, body cavity, or sap, either by direct diffusion, cellular exocytosis, or by means of a duct.
[L. se-cerno, pp. -cretus, to separate]

secrete

/se·crete/ (se-krēt´) to elaborate and release a secretion.

secrete

(sĭ-krēt′)
tr.v. se·creted, se·creting, se·cretes
To generate and release (a substance) from a cell or a gland: secrete hormones.

secrete

See secretion.

se·crete

(sĕ-krēt')
To elaborate or release products of cellular metabolism (enzymes, mucus, waste products).
[L. se-cerno, pp. -cretus, to separate]

se·crete

(sĕ-krēt')
To elaborate or produce some physiologically active substance (e.g., enzyme, hormone, metabolite) by a cell and deliver it into blood, body cavity, or sap, either by direct diffusion, cellular exocytosis, or by means of a duct.
[L. se-cerno, pp. -cretus, to separate]

secrete (sikrēt´),

v to discharge or empty a substance into the bloodstream or a cavity or onto the surface of the body. The substance secreted is called a
secretion. Glands that secrete internally are
endocrine or
ductless glands; glands that secrete into a cavity or onto the surface are
exocrine or
duct glands.

secrete

to synthesize and release a substance.

Patient discussion about secrete

Q. What's the secret to looking good and fit? My friend who regularly visits my beauty parlor became very slim within 3 months. To be honest I am jealous of her. What's the secret to looking good and fit?

A. the answer is that there is no secret. you need to be consistent with your eating and exercise.

Q. how do celebrities look so thin and beautiful? what is their secret?

A. and all sorts of liposuctions and esthetic surgery...

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References in classic literature ?
But then the opportunity of making a sacrifice to her secret love was glorious, and her frankness forbade her to conceal the truth.
He, then, who has discovered your secret, madman that you are, still lives; and, what is more, you will not slay him, for he is armed on all sides, -- he is a husband, a jealous man, -- he is the second gentleman in France, -- he is my son, the Duc d'Orleans.
Peepholes were pierced in the wall of each room, and we were never certain, while at work, whose eye was observing, or whose ear was listening in secret.
Will you promise to keep what I tell you a secret from every living creature?
Oh, Phebe, it's such a lovely day, I do wish your fine secret was going to happen right away
The preservation of his guilty secret, and the persecution of Mrs.
I feel bound in honor to keep his secret," said Arnold.
If they haven't a friend to talk to, they must whisper their secrets to the fishes, or write them on the sand, or something; and it's well, too, I wasn't over full to- night, now I think of it, or I might have snoozed away and never dreamt of looking what my sweet lady was about; or I might have lacked the sense or the power to carry my point like a man, as I have done.
I collected bones from charnel- houses and disturbed, with profane fingers, the tremendous secrets of the human frame.
As the publishing this account of my life is for the sake of the just moral of very part of it, and for instruction, caution, warning, and improvement to every reader, so this will not pass, I hope, for an unnecessary digression concerning some people being obliged to disclose the greatest secrets either of their own or other people's affairs.
Jones is going to try to spring some- thing on the people here to-night, but I overheard him tell auntie to-day about it, as a secret, but I reckon it's not much of a secret now.
That will do to explain my secret, as well as the other.