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pos·sessed

 (pə-zĕst′)
adj.
1. Owning or mastering something. Used with of: one who is possessed of great wealth.
2.
a. Controlled by a spirit, demon, god, or other supernatural force.
b. Controlled by a strong inner drive; obsessed: possessed by love; possessed with rage.
3. Calm; collected: one who remained possessed in times of great trial.
Usage Note: When the adjective possessed means "owning a thing, exhibiting an attribute," it is followed by the preposition of: possessed of property; possessed of a sharp tongue. When possessed means "obsessed," by or with follows: possessed by (or with) an urge to kill.
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possessed

(pəˈzɛst)
adj
1. (foll by of) owning or having
2. (usually postpositive) under the influence of a powerful force, such as a spirit or strong emotion
3. a less common word for self-possessed
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pos•sessed

(pəˈzɛst)

adj.
1. spurred or moved by a strong feeling, madness, or a supernatural power (often fol. by by, of, or with).
2. self-possessed; poised.
Idioms:
possessed of, having; possessing: He is possessed of intelligence and ambition.
[1525–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.possessed - 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"
2.possessed - frenzied as if possessed by a demonpossessed - frenzied as if possessed by a demon; "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
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possessed

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possessed

adjective
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Translations
riivattu
possuído

possessed

[pəˈzest] ADJposeso, poseído
to be possessed by demonsestar poseso or poseído por los demonios
like one possessedcomo un poseído
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

possessed

[pəˈzɛst] adj (by spirit)possédé(e)
like one possessed (man)comme un fou; (woman)comme une folle
like a man possessed → comme un fou
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

possessed

a. poseído-a, dominado-a por una idea o pasión.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Fr Amorth wrote: "Simply the presence of the Pope can soothe and in some way help the possessed in their fight against the one who possesses them."
For in the diaspora, the possessed are governed not simply by script but also by productive conditions that render their entire play a tripling" (53).
Whichever of these interpretations contains more truth, they are all problematic in suggesting that only a small elite group was involved in evaluating and labeling the possessed. Without exception, they portray clerics as playing the lead role in this social drama, with doctors their only serious rivals.
Devotees gave the possessed man burning branches, and he swallowed the fire without fear or harm while he continued dancing.