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1. Owning or mastering something. Used with of: one who is possessed of great wealth.
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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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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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.
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|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 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
adjective crazed, haunted, cursed, obsessed, raving, frenzied, consumed, enchanted, maddened, demented, frenetic, berserk, bewitched, bedevilled, under a spell, hag-ridden He behaved like someone possessed.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
possessed[pəˈzest] ADJ → poseso, poseído
to be possessed by demons → estar poseso or poseído por los demonios
like one possessed → como 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
a. poseído-a, dominado-a por una idea o pasión.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012