possessed

adjective pos·sessed

Definition of possessed

  1. 1a (1) :  influenced or controlled by something (as an evil spirit, a passion, or an idea) (2) :  mad, crazedb :  urgently desirous to do or have something

  2. 2 obsolete :  held as a possession

  3. 3 :  self-possessed, calm

possessedly

play \-ˈze-səd-lē, -ˈzest-lē also -ˈse-səd- or -ˈsest-\ adverb

possessedness

play \-ˈze-səd-nəs, -ˈzest-nəs also -ˈse-səd- or -ˈsest-\ noun

Examples of possessed in a sentence

  1. a horror movie about a possessed child

  2. remarkably poised and possessed in the midst of all the turmoil

1534

First Known Use of possessed

1534




POSSESSED Defined for English Language Learners

possessed

adjective pos·sessed

Definition of possessed for English Language Learners

  • : controlled by a usually evil spirit



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