Why does the word incandescent mean bright, brilliant, magnificent? Let's break it up. In - can - descent. In means inside which is the opposite of out. Can means a container of some type. And descent is the act of going down. In my opinion, incandescent should refer to a winter sport of some kind... where you go down hill (fast) in some type of can or container. A garbage can perhaps.
My worry over this particular word is hardly necessary - Congress has outlawed the use of it. Well... they've outlawed the incandescent light bulb. So if that's outlawed, there will no longer be a need for the word incandescent. Or is there?
Let's see how you can use it in a sentence.