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Topic: BIOLOGY

Sense: 1
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: secretion
Sense: 2
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: SECRET1

secrete

verb
     
se‧crete [transitive]
1HB if a part of an animal or plant secretes a liquid substance, it produces it:
The toad's skin secretes a deadly poison.
2 formal to hide something:
The money had been secreted in a Swiss Bank account.
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