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Wasserdampf is the German for steam. Der Wasserdampf to be precise. It illustrates perfectly the wonderful functionality and matter-of-factness of the German language. Why invent a new word when sticking two words together will do? In this case, Wasser (water) and Dampf (damp). Waterdamp = steam!
A totally logical language. A pity the grammar then screws that all up.

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