secrete

Secrete is all about secrets. It means both "to hide" and "to release." When you squeeze a lemon, it secretes juice. When you stuff your money in a mattress, you secrete it there.

It's easy to remember that secrete's all about secrets when you see the word secret inside secrete. Imagine the first person who squeezed a lemon and secreted the juice. Probably felt like he'd discovered a secret stash of citrus goodness. If he was greedy, maybe he gathered all the lemons he could find and secreted them away in a box so no one else would learn the secret of the juice-secretion.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: secrete

1
v
generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
2
v
place out of sight; keep secret
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: secrete
1

v generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

secrete digestive juices”
Synonyms:
release
Types:
water
secrete or form water, as tears or saliva
Type of:
exudate, exude, ooze, ooze out, transude
release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities
2

v place out of sight; keep secret

“The money was secreted from his children”
Type of:
conceal, hide
prevent from being seen or discovered
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