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dämpfen

1.
to dampen, to curb, to muffle
(The core theme is lowering intensity or impact.)
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2.
to steam
(In cooking.)
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Word Family

Root: *dhem(ə)

The core idea of this root was:

blowing, wafting, smoke

The only English relative that I could find mention of is damp.
The idea of the German dunkel (dark) came from smoke clouding the view.

 

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