Definition of purificator in US English:



  • 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.


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.