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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·flect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inflected; p. pr. & vb. n. Inflecting.]
 1. To turn from a direct line or course; to bend; to incline, to deflect; to curve; to bow.
    Are they [the rays of the sun] not reflected, refracted, and inflected by one and the same principle ?   --Sir I. Newton.
 2. Gram. To vary, as a noun or a verb in its terminations; to decline, as a noun or adjective, or to conjugate, as a verb.
 3. To modulate, as the voice.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·flect·ed, a.
 1. Bent; turned; deflected.
 2. Gram. Having inflections; capable of, or subject to, inflection; inflective.
 Inflected cycloid Geom., a prolate cycloid. See Cycloid.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (of the voice) altered in tone or pitch; "his southern
             Yorkshire voice was less inflected and singing than
             her northern one" [ant: uninflected]
      2: showing alteration in form (especially by the addition of
         affixes); "`boys' and `swam' are inflected English words";
         "German is an inflected langauge" [ant: uninflected]