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  1. deflect ( deflĕkt ), 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”.

    Sitting with their knees deflected under them. Lord ( 1630 ).

  2. Deflected, a.
    1. Turned aside; deviating from a direct line or course.

    2. Bent downward; deflexed.