made from

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made from

made ofmade out of

Made is the past tense and -ed participle of the verb make.

See make

You can use made from, made out of, or made of to say that something has been produced using a substance or object, so that the original substance or object is completely changed.

They sailed on a raft made from bamboo.
The plates were made out of solid gold.
Her dress was made of a light, floaty material.

If something has been produced from another thing in an unusual or surprising way, you usually use made out of.

She was wearing a hat made out of plastic bags.

If you are mentioning the parts or materials from which something is constructed, you use made of or made out of. Don't use 'made from'.

My cabin was made of logs.
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