- controlled by an emotion or as if by an evil spirit; crazed; mad
in possession of
- Owning or mastering something. Used with of: one who is possessed of great wealth.
- a. Controlled by a spirit, demon, god, or other supernatural force.b. Controlled by a strong inner drive; obsessed: a teenager by love possessed.
- Calm; collected: one who remained possessed in times of great trial.
- Simple past tense and past participle of possess.