What does the word secrete mean?

Usage examples for secrete

  1. In this flower there are two little horns, which secrete a pure water, or rather water mixed with honey. – Creation and Its Records by B.H. Baden-Powell
  2. Moreover, there are species and varieties of American vines which, even when planted in Europe, do not suffer at all from this insect at the roots, either because the rootlets do not push out at the same season as those of the European form, or because they form wood more rapidly and completely, or secrete resinous and other matters distasteful to the insect in greater quantity and are thus capable of healing the wounds, or in some other way they do not respond to the attack or suit the insect. – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward
  3. What could he do if they should be able to secrete themselves until dark between him and Wickwire? – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman