Definition of possessed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

possessed

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//pəˈzest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈzest//
 
 
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  • [not before noun] possessed (by something) (of a person or their mind) controlled by an evil spirit She has convinced herself that she is possessed by the devil.
  • Idioms
    be possessed of something
     
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    (formal) to have a particular quality or feature She was possessed of exceptional powers of concentration.
    like a man/woman possessed, like one possessed
     
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    with a lot of force or energy He flew out of the room like a man possessed.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: possessed