For the ability in The Elder Scrolls Online, see Absorb (Online) and Absorb Magic.

Absorb is a Restoration spell that transfers a portion of the target's Health, Magicka, Fatigue, Attributes, or Skills to the caster. Health, Magicka, and Fatigue are permanent, but will not go above the caster's maximum values. All Absorb spells are activated on Touch and the caster must be close enough to the target(s) or the spell will fail.