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POSSESSED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does possessed mean? 

POSSESSED (adjective)
  The adjective POSSESSED has 2 senses:

1. influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion
2. in a murderous frenzy as if possessed by a demon

  Familiarity information: POSSESSED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POSSESSED (adjective)


Sense 1possessed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion

Synonyms:

possessed; obsessed

Context example:

by love possessed

Similar:

controlled (restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds)


Sense 2possessed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a murderous frenzy as if possessed by a demon

Synonyms:

amok; amuck; berserk; demoniac; demoniacal; possessed

Context examples:

the soldier was completely amuck / berserk with grief / a berserk worker smashing windows

Similar:

insane (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement)


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