Meaning of “obsessed” in the English Dictionary

"obsessed" in British English

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obsessedadjective

uk /əbˈsest/ us /əbˈsest/

B2 unable to stop thinking about something; too interested in or worried about something:

Why are people so obsessed with money?
As a society we're obsessed by sex.

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  • He's obsessed with Barbra Streisand and collects anything and everything connected with her.
  • Mankind has always been obsessed by power.
  • She is obsessed with personal hygiene.
  • The author of the book seems to be obsessed with sexual perversity and death.

(Definition of “obsessed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"obsessed" in American English

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obsessedadjective

us /əbˈsest, ɑb-/

unable to stop thinking about something:

The kids are obsessed with video games.
obsessive
adjective us /əbˈses·ɪv, ɑb-/

She is obsessive about punctuality.
obsessively
adverb us /əbˈses·ɪv·li, ɑb-/

Sue exercises obsessively.

(Definition of “obsessed” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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