Meaning of possessed in English:


Pronunciation /pəˈzɛst/

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  • (of a person) completely controlled by an evil spirit.

    ‘she ran like a possessed person’
    • ‘An exorcism is a religious rite for driving Satan or evil spirits out of a possessed person, place, or thing.’
    • ‘During the experiment, state-of-the-art neuro-imaging technology will be used to monitor the brain activity of a supposedly possessed man.’
    • ‘Here the Devil can cause the possessed person to say or do evil things.’
    • ‘She was the opposite of possessed; she was vacated.’
    • ‘He is a slightly possessed, haunted, eccentric man; his enemies prefer to say ' insane '.’
    • ‘Possessed individuals often took advantage of their situation to blaspheme or behave in shockingly immoral fashion.’
    • ‘This feature is equally apparent in the story of the healing of the possessed boy.’
    • ‘I expected to find a possessed fanatic, yet this was not the case.’
    • ‘Pretty soon Ash is the only sane person left, and he must battle the possessed Cheryl and Scott.’
    • ‘Ritual possession may end abruptly when the possessed person becomes limp or falls with exhaustion.’
    • ‘But first the possessed person must be in a state of trance.’
    • ‘Maya decodes a numerical warning left by a demonically possessed sociopath.’
    • ‘My sense of foreboding wasn't helped by the possessed woman, who was talking in a language from the north that she had never learnt.’
    • ‘Instead of creating the usual digital effects, Jennifer Carpenter, the daughter of film director John Carpenter, convincingly distorts her body to portray the possessed girl.’
    • ‘At one point, a character huddles on a bed and watches the door as she waits for her possessed friend to bust in.’
    • ‘The mother of a possessed little girl is talking to the recently arrived priest who is going to perform an exorcism.’
    • ‘Everyone jumped at the mention of a witch, afraid that they would be the next person to become a possessed victim of their mysterious black magic.’
    • ‘Their identity can only be guessed at by the symptoms of the possessed person, and also by the astrological calculations of our Brahmins.’
    • ‘The makeup on the possessed characters is appropriately disgusting, with blank white eyes, and overly large distorted mouths.’
    • ‘The possessed Johannes predicts her death, and she dies.’


    like a man possessed
    • In a frenzy; madly.

      ‘the striker charged down on goal like a man possessed’
      • ‘He will either hit you or simply carry on dancing around in front of you like a man possessed.’
      • ‘I fight like there is no tomorrow, I fight like a man possessed.’
      • ‘This time around, perhaps reinvigorated by his assistant captaincy at the Ryder Cup, he has performed, well, like a man possessed.’
      • ‘Andrews, of late, seems like a man possessed.’
      • ‘In the second-half he played like a man possessed.’
      • ‘I recall being impressed at one point in my career by a guy down the hall from me, who was working like a man possessed.’
      • ‘Tom Hingley bounds the stage like a man possessed.’
      • ‘"He was like a man possessed," said a witness.’
      • ‘Be that as it may, I have been shredding papers like a man possessed.’
      • ‘A few weeks ago I wrote about how I was like a woman possessed buying tea towels and so on.’