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Adjective: possessed  pu'zest
  1. Influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion
    "by love possessed";
    - obsessed
  2. Of, pertaining to, or like a demon or possession by a demon
    - demoniac, demoniacal
Verb: possess  pu'zes
  1. Have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill
    "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East"
  2. Have ownership or possession of
    "He possesses three houses in Florida";
    - own, have
  3. Enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas
    "What possessed you to buy this house?"; "A terrible rage possessed her"

See also: controlled

Type of: dominate, feature, have

Encyclopedia: Possessed, or, The secret of Myslotch