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secrete

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology
secretese‧crete /sɪˈkriːt/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 HBif a part of an animal or plant secretes a liquid substance, it produces it 🔊 The toad’s skin secretes a deadly poison.2 formalHIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEE to hide something 🔊 The money had been secreted in a Swiss bank account.
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secreteThey had secreted $120 million in a Swiss bank account.It secretes a new, soft wrinkled skin beneath the shell.T3 and T4 are then secreted by the cells into the blood. 355.The urinary bladder in both sexes acts as a half way house or store for the urine secreted by the kidneys.No one knew where the old woman had secreted her jewels.He showed me the coin briefly and then secreted it in some dark corner of his house.
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Verb table
secrete
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysecrete
he, she, itsecretes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysecreted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave secreted
he, she, ithas secreted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad secreted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill secrete
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have secreted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam secreting
he, she, itis secreting
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you, we, theyare secreting
Past
I, he, she, itwas secreting
you, we, theywere secreting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been secreting
he, she, ithas been secreting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been secreting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be secreting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been secreting
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