purificator

noun pu·ri·fi·ca·tor \ ˈpyu̇r-ə-fə-ˌkā-tər \

Definition of purificator

1 : a linen cloth used to wipe the chalice after celebration of the Eucharist
2 : one that purifies

First Known Use of purificator

1733

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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