purificator

noun
pu·​ri·​fi·​ca·​tor | \ ˈpyu̇r-ə-fə-ˌkā-tər How to pronounce purificator (audio) \

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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“Purificator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purificator. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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