1. hide away; remove and hide; cache
1. Over the three years that he worked in that government office, the spy managed to secrete ten thousand pages of top secret documents.
2. (of glands, etcetera) release a substance
2. Sweat glands secrete sweat, sebaceous glands secrete oil.
secernere (to separate, set apart) (Latin)
Secret+e which is to be concealed or hidden