ob·ses·sion noun \äb-ˈse-shən, əb-\
: a state in which someone thinks about someone or something constantly or frequently especially in a way that is not normal
: someone or something that a person thinks about constantly or frequently
: an activity that someone is very interested in or spends a lot of time doing
: a persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling; broadly : compelling motivation <an obsession with profits>
: something that causes an obsession
— ob·ses·sion·al \-ˈsesh-nəl, -ˈse-shə-nəl\ adjective
— ob·ses·sion·al·ly adverb
Examples of OBSESSION
- He was fascinated by the actress and tracking her every move had become an obsession.
- She has an obsession about cleanliness.
- Her concern about cleanliness approaches the level of obsession.
- Money has become an obsession for him.
First Known Use of OBSESSION
Rhymes with OBSESSION
, bull session
, jam session
, skull session
ob·ses·sion noun \äb-ˈsesh-ən, əb-\ (Medical Dictionary)
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