Etymology
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possessed (adj.)

"controlled by an indwelling demon or evil spirit," 1530s, past-participle adjective from possess (v.). An Old English and Middle English phrase for it was devel seoc.

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Definitions of possessed

possessed (adj.)
influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion;
by love possessed
Synonyms: obsessed
possessed (adj.)
of, pertaining to, or like a demon or possession by a demon;
Synonyms: demoniac / demoniacal
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