deflective

[ dih-flek-tiv ]
/ dɪˈflɛk tɪv /

adjective

causing deflection.

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Origin of deflective

First recorded in 1805–15; deflect + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM deflective

non·de·flec·tive, adjectiveun·de·flec·tive, adjective
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