This allows you to add the power of a person you absorb into your own. You cannot hold more than double your own power. The Release verb lets you release the power you have absorbed. Absorb does have disadvantages, the more you exceed your own power the less your Regeneration and Recovery become until you release the power, so going to the max of 2x your own power, means Regeneration and Recovery are divided by 2x. Also if your a living creature you cannot absorb androids, unless you yourself are a Bio-Android. Androids can absorb androids.