Flex Flex, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flexed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flexing}.] [L. flexus, p. p. of flectere to bend, perh. flectere and akin to falx sickle, E. falchion. Cf. {Flinch}.] To bend; as, to flex the arm. [1913 Webster]

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  • in|flexed — «ihn FLEHKST», adjective. turned or bent inward; incurved; twined inward; »an inflexed leaf …   Useful english dictionary

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