ob·​sessed | \ əb-ˈsest , äb-\

Definition of obsessed

: preoccupied with or haunted by some idea, interest, etc. : being in a state of obsession This was because on vacations my father was a man obsessed.— Bill Bryson Gatsby the obsessed lover, erecting an empire and stringing it with lights to impress a girl …— Claudia Roth Pierpont She was at once obsessed with being a good person and brutal to the people who worked for her.— Rachel Abramowitz But it seems we're becoming so obsessed with healthy eating, we are embarking on up to three different diets a year.— Unity Blott sometimes used in combination a sports-obsessed teenager

Other Words from obsessed

obsessedly \ əb-​ˈse-​səd-​lē , -​ˈsest-​lē , äb-​ \ adverb
"He wants her to be free of him and she doesn't know that she is obsessedly in love with him." — Anthony Hopkins

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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to deny responsibility for

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