possessed


pos·sessed

adjective

: controlled by a usually evil spirit

Full Definition of POSSESSED

1
a (1) :  influenced or controlled by something (as an evil spirit, a passion, or an idea) (2) :  mad, crazed
b :  urgently desirous to do or have something
2
obsolete :  held as a possession
3
pos·sessed·ly \-ˈze-səd-lē, -ˈzest-lē also -ˈse-səd- or -ˈsest-\ adverb
pos·sessed·ness \-ˈze-səd-nəs, -ˈzest-nəs also -ˈse-səd- or -ˈsest-\ noun

Examples of POSSESSED

  1. a horror movie about a possessed child
  2. <remarkably poised and possessed in the midst of all the turmoil>

First Known Use of POSSESSED

1534

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