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ob·sess

 (əb-sĕs′, ŏb-)
v. ob·sessed, ob·sess·ing, ob·sess·es
v.tr.
To preoccupy the mind of (someone) excessively.
v.intr.
To have the mind excessively preoccupied with a single emotion or topic: "She's dead. And you're still obsessing" (Scott Turow).

[Latin obsidēre, obsess-, to beset, occupy : ob-, on; see ob- + sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

ob·ses′sor n.

obsessed

(əbˈsɛst)
adj
having a complete preoccupation with someone or something, to an extent that seems extreme to others: He's obsessed with trains..
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obsessed - having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something; "became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle"; "was absolutely obsessed with the girl"; "got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children"; "he was taken up in worry for the old woman"
concerned - feeling or showing worry or solicitude; "concerned parents of youthful offenders"; "was concerned about the future"; "we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand"; "greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child"
2.obsessed - influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion; "by love possessed"
controlled - restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds; "controlled emotions"; "the controlled release of water from reservoirs"

obsessed

adjective absorbed, absorbed, dominated, gripped, caught up, haunted, distracted, hung up (slang), preoccupied, immersed, beset, in the grip, infatuated, fixated, having a one-track mind He was obsessed by science fiction films.
detached, indifferent, aloof, unconcerned, disinterested, uncaring, apathetic, impassive
Translations
posedlý
besat
pakkomielteen vaivaama
opsjednut
執着した
집념에 사로 잡힌
besatt
ที่เอาใจใส่อย่างมาก
bị ám ảnh

obsessed

[əbˈsest] ADJobsesionado
you're obsessed!¡estás obsesionado!
to be obsessed with sb/sthestar obsesionado con algn/algo
he's obsessed with the ideaestá obsesionado con la ideale obsesiona la idea
he's obsessed with cleanlinessestá obsesionado con la limpiezatiene obsesión or manía con la limpieza
she's obsessed with becoming richestá obsesionada con (la idea de) hacerse rica

obsessed

[əbˈsɛst] adjobsédé(e)
to be obsessed with sb/sth → être obsédé(e) par qn/qch
He's obsessed with trains → Il est obsédé par les trains.

obsessed

مَهوُوسٌ posedlý besat besessen εμμονοληπτικός obsesionado pakkomielteen vaivaama obsédé opsjednut ossessionato 執着した 집념에 사로 잡힌 geobsedeerd besatt mający obsesję obcecado одержимый besatt ที่เอาใจใส่อย่างมาก takıntılı bị ám ảnh 着了迷的
References in classic literature ?
She became obsessed with the thought that it wanted but a courageous act on her part to make all of her association with people some- thing quite different, and that it was possible by such an act to pass into a new life as one opens a door and goes into a room.
They were obsessed by two thoughts--what they might find and the necessity for aiding in the rescue of their rivals.
For of all the fancies that had obsessed my moonstruck brain, this was surely the maddest.
I continued to be greatly interested in the relations between Erik and Christine Daae, not from any morbid curiosity, but because of the terrible thought which obsessed my mind that Erik was capable of anything, if he once discovered that he was not loved for his own sake, as he imagined.
I suddenly, and without any challenge from my own presumption, became obsessed with a DESIRE to take risks.
Edgar Caswall, who was now wholly obsessed by the kite and all belonging to it, found a distinct resemblance between that intermittent rumble and the snake-charming music produced by the pigeons flying through the dry reeds.
It is pretty generally admitted that Geoffrey Chaucer, the eminent poet of the fourteenth century, though obsessed with an almost Rooseveltian passion for the new spelling, was there with the goods when it came to profundity of thought.
But to my practical mind it remained to be seen whether the passion which obsessed him would be justified of its works.
Like most of their generation they were obsessed by the fear of the picturesque, and they turned their backs on the obvious beauty of the town to seek subjects which were devoid of a prettiness they despised.
He was completely obsessed by one persistent thought.
My other novel," Hewet continued, "is about a young man who is obsessed by an idea--the idea of being a gentleman.
Kicking, scratching, striking, biting, she routed the terrified Usanga in short order, and so obsessed was she by her desire to inflict punishment upon her unfaithful lord and master that she quite forgot the object of his infatuation.