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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Se·crete v. t. [imp. & p. p. Secreted; p. pr. & vb. n. Secreting.]
 1. To deposit in a place of hiding; to hide; to conceal; as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self.
 2. Physiol. To separate from the blood and elaborate by the process of secretion; to elaborate and emit as a secretion. See Secretion.
    Why one set of cells should secrete bile, another urea, and so on, we do not know.   --Carpenter.
 Syn: -- To conceal; hide. See Conceal.