A secretion is something that is released from the body in order to do something. Some body secretions are important, like sweat, while others are just waste products.

  • The secretion that the doctor was looking for was present in the patient's blood.

  • The secretion that is released when you cry is called tears.

Definition of secretes


generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids




place out of sight; keep secret

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Example Sentences for secretes

  • 1

    Pilocarpine stimulates the secretion of large amounts of saliva and sweat.

  • 2

    Worse conditions may exhibit nasal discharge or foamy secretion from the eyes.

  • 3

    The secret was concealed.

  • 4

    Perseverance is the secret of success.

  • 5

    Here is the secret of the phenomenon.

  • 6

    The man disclosed the secrets.

  • 7

    The midwife is killed in secret.

  • 8

    The organization is secret and covert.

  • 9

    The secretions of the cervix increase.

  • 10

    What is your secret