Simple past tense and past participle of possess. (verb)
controlled by evil spirits. (adjective)
Seized by powerful emotions. (adjective)
Having; owning. (adjective)
Examples of word possessed
We don't like to use the word possessed because that means they don't have any power of their own.
One of the requisite job skills for a head waiter in a high class Austrian restaurant is being intimately familiar with the title possessed by every regular customer, and most occasional customers, of said restaurant.
"Parents have used the word 'possessed,' " says Susan Swedo , chief of pediatrics and developmental neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health who first made the connection to strep in the mid-1990s.
The former work of the same title possessed the same kind of merit.
A young Winston Churchill wrote his first book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force, about his experiences fighting those tribes, whom he described as possessed of a “wild and merciless fanaticism.”