The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Inflect \In*flect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inflected; p. pr. &
vb. n. Inflecting.] [L. inflectere, inflexum; pref. in- in
+ flectere to bend. See Flexible, and cf. Inflex.]
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.
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
3. To modulate, as the voice.