Definition of purificator in US English:

purificator

noun

  • 1A thing that purifies or cleanses; an apparatus for removing impurities from a substance.

  • 2Christian Church. A cloth used at the Eucharist for wiping the chalice and paten, and the fingers and lips of the celebrant.

Origin

Mid 18th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin pūrificāt-, past participial stem of pūrificāre purify + -or; originally after French purificateur. Compare post-classical Latin purificator, Catalan purificador, Spanish purificador, Italian purificatore.