What does possessed mean?

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pəˈzɛstpos·sessed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obsessed, possessed(p)(adj)

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

    "by love possessed"

  2. amuck, amok, berserk, demoniac, demoniacal, possessed(p)(adj)

    frenzied as if possessed by a demon

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

Wiktionary

  1. possessed(Adjective)

    controlled by evil spirits

    He was exorcised because he was thought to be possessed by the Devil.

  2. possessed(Adjective)

    seized by powerful emotions

  3. possessed(Adjective)

    having, owning

    The president was possessed of great wealth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Possessed

    of Possess

Freebase

  1. Possessed

    Possessed is an American death metal band, originally formed in 1983. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are routinely called the first band in the death metal genre. After breaking up in 1987, and briefly reforming from 1990 to 1993, the band reformed under original bassist/vocalist Jeff Becerra in 2007, and has a new album in the works.

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How to pronounce possessed?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say possessed in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of possessed in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of possessed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of possessed in a Sentence

  1. Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night:

    To be possessed is an admirable reason for possessing.

  2. Lois McMaster Bujold:

    You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.

  3. Alan Cooper:

    Apparently, Neanderthals possessed a good knowledge of medicinal plants and their various anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties..., the use of antibiotics would be very surprising, as this is more than 40,000 years before we developed penicillin.

  4. B. C. Forbes:

    Real riches are the riches possessed inside.

  5. Edith Hamilton:

    What the people wanted was a government which would provide a comfortable life for them, and with this as the foremost object ideas of freedom and self-reliance and service to the community were obscured to the point of disappearing. Athens was more and more looked on as a co-operative business possessed of great wealth in which all citizens had a right to share. Athens had reached the point of rejecting independence, and the freedom she now wanted was freedom from responsibility. There could be only one result. If men insisted on being free from the burden of a life that was self-dependent and also responsible for the common good, they would cease to be free at all. Responsibility was the price every man must pay for freedom. It was to be had on no other terms.

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    • A. match
    • B. rateables
    • C. disguise
    • D. temptation

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