from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To discern as separate; discriminate.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To separate.
- To distinguish.
- In physiology, to secrete.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To separate; to distinguish.
- transitive verb (Physiol.) To secrete.
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- verb To
- verb medicine To
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- verb mark as different
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin sēcernere, to sever : sē-, apart; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + cernere, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]
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From Latin secerno ("to sever").
Now and again, one of them, flushed with triumph, would secern himself from his troupe, and would 'star' round the country for his livelihood.