pu·​ri·​fi·​ca·​tor ˈpyu̇r-ə-fə-ˌkā-tər How to pronounce purificator (audio)
: a linen cloth used to wipe the chalice after celebration of the Eucharist
: one that purifies

Word History

First Known Use

1733, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of purificator was in 1733

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“Purificator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purificator. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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