deflect de*flect" (d[-e]*fl[e^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deflected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deflecting}.] [L. deflectere; de- + flectere to bend or turn. See {Flexible}.] To cause to turn aside; to bend; as, rays of light are often deflected; to deflect a punch; to deflect criticism by acknowledging a mistake. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Sitting with their knees deflected under them. --Lord (1630). [1913 Webster]

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