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- adj. Deviating from a straight line.
- adj. Changed in form to reflect function (referring to a word).
- adj. Having inflected word forms.
- adj. bent or curved inward or downward
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of inflect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Bent; turned; deflected.
- adj. Having inflections; capable of, or subject to, inflection; inflective.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bent or turned from a direct line or course: as, an inflected ray of light.
- In zoöl., anat., and botany, bent or turned inward or downward: as, the inflected mandibular angle of marsupials; inflected leaves, stamens, or petals.
- In grammar, denoting change of office by variation of form: as, an inflected verb.
- Serrated, or bent inward, as contour-lines representing deep ravines or narrow valleys cutting into an escarpment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing alteration in form (especially by the addition of affixes)
- adj. (of the voice) altered in tone or pitch
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Decriminalization of small amounts of drugs are indicators that perhaps an awakening of the human condition will start removing the insanity or beliefs that the pain inflected by punishment will in someway cause our resistance to drug usage to increase, where in fact history (prohibition) and more, has proven the opposite.
Even in Spanish-inflected English it sounds like an episode of TNT's "Inside the NBA."
PARTICLE -- One of the minor parts of speech not inflected, that is, not undergoing changes in form.
Finger's style falls flat, though, when it veers too close to the depersonalizing kind of political correctness that she's trying to avoid (the exchange between Gramsci and Luxemburg has the didacticism of a public service announcement) or when it settles for the easy laugh (a psychiatrist predictably mispronouncing Vincent's last name, or the stale joke of contemporary slang inflected with archaic speech in
Beowulf was composed in the highly inflected English of this period.
The language was far more inflected than even the most grammatically conservative English is today.1
Speakers then often had the choice of using inflected forms or dropping them.
The evidence we have reviewed thus far suggests that religion encourages good neighborliness and good citizenship, primarily through the powerful influence of religiously inflected social networks.
As theological and political conservatism began to converge, religiously inflected issues emerged on the national political agenda, and “religion” became increasingly associated with the Republican Party.
He was just trying to white wash the black stain he inflected on himself.