What does "possessed" mean here? Is it common to use "possess" in this meaning?
Someone who is possessed is thought to be controlled by an evil spirit. It is being used as a joke here, as the children are going crazy and Dr. Strange assumes they are under control, but really they are just behaving like children. Ex: What possessed you to do that? Ex: I felt like I was possessed by someone else. I was out of control.
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