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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of secret.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of secrete.

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Examples

  • And at the same time, the levels of leptin that would normally be present in the body, which is primarily secreted from the cells that make adipose - which are called adipose sites - leptin decreases.

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  • Ghrelin is primarily secreted from the stomach, and with sleep deprivation, you get increased levels of ghrelin, which stimulates appetite.

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  • Before that, secretin, a small protein secreted by the intestine, was proposed as a cure; many parents traveled hundreds of miles and spent thousands of dollars for secretin injections.

    Op-eds on vaccines by Paul Offit, MD

  • Dopamine, secreted from the nerve terminal, activates membrane receptors in the target cell, leading to formation of messenger molecules in the receiving cell.

    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2000

  • The bile salts then return to the blood stream and are taken up by the liver and again secreted into the upper intestine.

    Physiology or Medicine 1985 - Press Release

  • "Pirate's Booty" found old coins secreted in the wall of their house.

    Young girls' playful shrieks disturb neighbors' equilibrium

  • As he walked along he tried to talk to his pet in a serious manner, but the monkey, remembering where he had seen the bright coins secreted, tried so hard to get at them that finally Toby lost all patience and gave him quite a hard cuff on the ear, which had the effect of keeping him quiet for a time.

    Toby Tyler

  • A reader wrote you about finding old coins secreted in the wall of the reader's house.

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  • It is a pheromone that is "secreted" to indicate that the speaker supports the Kremlin line.

    The St. Petersburg Times

  • Jim Raymond on Tuesday would not give the specific location of where they have been looking, but court documents state the Enumclaw Police Department "confirmed seeing" on June 23 a rental car Lockhard was believed driving when he "secreted" Garcia's body.

    Tri-City Herald: Front

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  • I've heard this pronounced two ways, depending on its meaning: se-KREET-ed, as past tense of secrete meaning to produce or discharge a substance, and also SEE-cret-ed, as past tense of hiding something (Dictionary.com calls this a probable back-formation from the word secret, which might explain this pronunciation).

    November 24, 2007