Definition of possessed
possessedlyplay \-ˈze-səd-lē, -ˈzest-lē also -ˈse-səd- or -ˈsest-\ adverb
possessednessplay \-ˈze-səd-nəs, -ˈzest-nəs also -ˈse-səd- or -ˈsest-\ noun
Examples of possessed in a Sentence
a horror movie about a possessed child
remarkably poised and possessed in the midst of all the turmoil
Recent Examples of possessed from the Web
The innocents soon become the target of a possessed doll.
A possessed criminal, a determined police force and the beginning of a pivotal new use for psychiatry.
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First Known Use of possessed
POSSESSED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of possessed for English Language Learners
: controlled by a usually evil spirit
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