Definition of purgator in US English:

purgator

noun

  • Originally: †a person who or thing which purges or purifies.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Becon (1512/13–1567), theologian and Church of England clergyman. From classical Latin pūrgātor cleanser, purifier, in post-classical Latin also compurgator, witness from pūrgāt-, past participial stem of pūrgāre + -or.

Pronunciation

purgator

/pəˈɡeɪtə/