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obsessed

[uh b-sest] /əbˈsɛst/
adjective
1.
having an obsession (usually followed by with or by):
He is obsessed with eliminating guilt.
2.
having or displaying signs of an obsession:
The audiophile entered the record store wearing an obsessed smile.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; obsess + -ed2
Related forms
self-obsessed, adjective
unobsessed, adjective
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obsessed

adj.

mid-15c., "tormented, obsessed," past participle adjective from obsess. Originally especially "possessed" by a devil, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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