Definition of purificator in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpjʊərɪfɪkeɪtə/ /ˈpjɔːrɪfɪkeɪtə/


  • 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.