secrete
I. transitive verb (secreted; secreting) Etymology: back-formation from secretion Date: 1693 to form and give off (a secretion) II. transitive verb (secreted; secreting) Etymology: alteration of obsolete secret, from 1secret Date: 1741 1. to deposit or conceal in a hiding place 2. to appropriate secretly ; abstract Synonyms: see hide

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Synonyms:
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