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Verb
Present participle for to turn or cause to turn aside from a course
“In fact, his lone interception deflected off its intended target.”
Verb
Present participle for to divert (attention, etc)
“They wore mirrored armor that would deflect a number of shots until the enamel wore off and only plain steel lay beneath.”
Adjective
That serves as a diversion
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