Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: secrete
IPA transcription: [sɪkɹ'it]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: secrete, release
    Meaning: generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"
Usage examples
  • The same able contributor to Apiarian science, thinks that pollen is used by the bees when they are engaged in comb-building; and that unless they are well supplied with it, they cannot rapidly secrete wax, without very severely taxing their strength.
  • The tiny microscopic animals that secrete this polypary live by the billions in the depths of their cells. Their limestone deposits build up into rocks, reefs, islets, islands. In some places, they form atolls, a circular ring surrounding a lagoon or small inner lake that gaps place in contact with the sea.