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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 de·flect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deflected; p. pr. & vb. n. Deflecting.]  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).
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·flect·ed, a.
 1. Turned aside; deviating from a direct line or course.
 2. Bent downward; deflexed.