[ dih-flek-tiv ]
/ dɪˈflɛk tɪv /
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby deflective
OTHER WORDS FROM deflectivenon·de·flec·tive, adjectiveun·de·flec·tive, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for deflective
In the usual form of deflective deck the armor is at such a small inclination with the horizon that it becomes very effective.
Turret and barbette armor may be considered as deflective armor.